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iPhone 6 design ‘locked down’, says analyst

iPhone 6 design ‘locked down’, says analyst

The design of Apple’s iPhone 6 is already ‘locked down’, reports suggest, with the Cupertino company purportedly set on a 4.8-inch display for its next-generation smartphone.

That’s according to Timothy Arcuri, a Cowen and Company analyst who says he has spoken with supply-chain sources about the finalised plans for the device.

Word is it’ll make the jump to speedier 802.11ac Wi-Fi too, something missing in the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

Arcuri also claims that Passbook, Touch ID and Apple’s iBeacon tech are being pushed to their limits in order to develop a new mobile payments system on the iPhone 6.

So far, mobile payments have failed to take off on any smartphone, despite the best attempts of manufacturers.

Interestingly, Arcuri even posits that the iPhone 6 landing in June is “not out of the question”, although he thinks it’ll be more like September. Seeing as Apple’s previous three iPhone launches have come later in the year, that seems like a safer bet.



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